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USODA Team Race National Championship - Preview By Talbot Wilson, , 6:55 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
On the day before the USODA National Championship events start, Pensacola Yacht Club was really bustling with a full day of pre-race activity. The atmosphere was focused and exciting. The USODA Team Race National Championship, the first event of this sailing trifecta of youth championship regattas starts today, Sunday. ... [more]

Chilled Champagne racing on the Derwent By Peter Campbell, , 6:05 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
On the water, Richard Grant’s Knoop 39 Magellan looks every bit a comfortable cruising yacht, wide beamed with a large cockpit and long coach house that obviously provides lots of space below decks. ... [more]

Phaedo is racing for redemption in this year’s Transpacific Yacht Race By Rachel Jaspersen, , 5:22 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The wait is finally over for Lloyd Thornburg and the crew of his bright orange Gunboat 66 Phaedo who’ve been dying to return to the Transpac ever since they suffered a gut-wrenching dismasting during the 2013 edition of this classic offshore race. “We definitely feel like we have some unfinished business here,” said Thornburg before the start today. ... [more]

Transpacific Yacht Race - Final fleet away By Dobbs Davis, , 4:50 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
This is Thornburg's 'race for redemption,' having been here two years earlier but suffered a dismasting a few days into the race, forcing the team back to the mainland. 'We definitely feel like we have some unfinished business here,' said Thornburg before the start today. 'But, we're real happy with the work we've done on Phaedo, and we think we'll be even faster than we were before.' ... [more]

Wild Oats XI and Ragamuffin in tight tussle for lead in Transpac By Rob Mundle, , 4:14 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 Transpac - Two Australian Supermaxi Yachts, Wild Oats XI and Ragamuffin, were fighting for the lead in their division following the start in the Transpac Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii today. ... [more]

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek – Day 3 - Fun at the starts By Phuket Race Week, , 3:52 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
AP was the first order of the day today, and a popular decision by Race Officer Simon James it proved to be as all the sailors gathered at the beachfront and enjoyed a swim and a mocktail or three at Cape Panwa Hotel's all-new Bamboo Bar. A little after midday, the flag was lowered and everyone headed out to the start area to the sight of a steady five - six knot breeze. ... [more]

29er European Championships - Mixed results on Day 1 + Video By Diana Bogaards, , 3:17 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - GMT
Sweden, Danmark and the Netherlands ruled the first racing day of the 2015 29er European championships in Medemblik, Netherlands. Emil Järudd and title defender Julius Hallstrom from Sweden performed most consistently with two firsts and two seconds in the red group, which lifted them to the leading position in the qualifying series after four races. ... [more]

TP52 Worlds - Azzurra are proud winners, Platoon second By Giuliano Luzzatto, , 2:54 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 TP52 Worlds - Azzurra, the TP52 that is the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's sporting symbol has won the 52 World Championship, third event in the 52 Super Series - where the most competitive sailing class races - held in the waters off Majorca. Azzurra's current winning streak is unprecedented in this event. ... [more]

2015 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek- ending on a high note By Event Media and Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand , 2:44 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It is a well-tested principle that s long as there is good breeze on the last day of a regatta, all else will be forgiven and forgotten. It’s been a trying few days at the 2015 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. The event started with an AP, a wait, and just one race on the first day in rather less pressure than could be reasonably expected for the time of year ... [more]

Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Wild ride - Three up, three down By Melges 20, , 2:36 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - GMT
The second day of racing in Porto Ercole boasted three races, each one with its very own unique winner. Overall however, Dario Levi at the helm of Fremito D'Arja remains on top of the scoreboard with a crazy thirteen-point advantage over second place holder Alexandr Ezhkov's Pirogovo Sailing. American Wes Whitmyer Jr. on Slingshot slipped a spot to finish the day in third. ... [more]

RORC IRC National Championship - A tricky day in the Solent By Louay Habib, , 1:58 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
After the opening day's wild west show, the serene Eastern and Central Solent was chosen as the combat zone for the second day of the RORC IRC National Championship. Blessed with sparkling conditions and a gentle southerly breeze, racing got away on schedule in a light southwesterly breeze. ... [more]

Laser Masters’ Worlds - Many nationalities feature in Medal table By Marianne Davis, , 1:22 AM Sunday 19 Jul 2015 - GMT
The final day of the 2015 Laser Masters’ World Championships began with light winds and a short postponement ashore. The wind filled in from the South West with eight - ten knots of breeze and sailors headed to the race course to complete their final races of the regatta. ... [more]

IKA Formula Kite World Championships - Day 4 tangles + Video By Ian MacKinnon, Gizzeria , 8:25 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - GMT
As the pressure intensified and the margins became finer in the closing day of the finals’ series at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) course board racing world championships there were further clashes on an off the water among the leading contenders for the crown. ... [more]

2015 Tour de France à la voile – Act 6 overall By A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile, , 6:51 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 Tour de France à la voile – It was a crazy day on the water today in Roses, Catalonia, with thrilling 25 knots gusts delivering the most physically demanding racing in the Tour so far. ... [more]

2015 Tour de France à la Voile – Late on the uptake By Groupama sailing team, , 6:39 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 Tour de France à la Voile – For this eleventh day of racing, which marks the end of the second third of the Tour de France à la Voile, the leader of the overall ranking struggled to get in on the action. ... [more]

2015 TP52 World Championship overall By 52 Super Series, , 6:19 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 TP52 World Championship – As the final points table confirms racing was incredibly close and tight for the world title of the world’s top grand prix monohull class. Azzurra conclusively proved the most consistent, keeping their scoreline in single figures throughout the five days, seventh being their worst score across the 10 race series on the Bay of Palma. ... [more]

X-Yachts Gold Cup – An extraordinary regatta draws to an end + Video By Mathilde Ive, , 5:52 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 X-Yachts Gold Cup – 12 nations. 60 boats. Sun, wind and flat waters. Those were the ingredients of four perfect days of racing at the 16th X-Yachts Gold Cup in Copenhagen from the 15th - 18th of July. ... [more]

The castaway dog who never gave up + Video By Sail-World Cruising, , 5:28 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
When Jan Griffith’s much-loved dog, Sophie Tucker, was washed overboard in stormy seas as the family were cruising on their yacht off Mackay on the east coast of Australia, she believed that her pet had drowned. ... [more]

Waves travel astonishing distances By Robert Krulwich, , 4:19 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
I'm standing on a beach and I see, a few hundred yards out, a mound of water heading right at me. It's not a wave, not yet, but a swollen patch of ocean, like the top of a moving beach ball, what sailors call a 'swell.' ... [more]

2015 ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final – Day 4 By ISAF, , 3:54 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final – Matches were started and abandoned throughout the nine-hour race day, but officials did manage to complete all the round-robin matches in the tough weather conditions. ... [more]

2015 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek- Phew! The wind is back! By Event Media and Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand , 3:46 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Sailors by nature are patient beasts. Sometimes the wind blows and sometimes it doesn’t, and they raise not a murmur. And as we all know (and non-sailors never seem to understand) you can’t go straight up the middle of he course towards the windward mark. This is all character-forming stuff. However, even sailors’ patience can be tested. ... [more]

2015 Formula 18 World Championship Finals - Tension high By Jasper van Staveren, , 3:07 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 Formula 18 World Championship – Friday finals have started and tension was high. Magical duo Larsen/Van West (NED) showed that they control their boat in all thinkable weather conditions. At the end of the day, they have a five points lead on Zeekant/Begemann (NED) who are in second position. ... [more]

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron now hiring for two new Sailing roles By Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:27 PM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
One of the world's leading yacht clubs, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is adopting a new structure within its Sailing department and as such two new roles have been created and a recruitment process begun. ... [more]

Transpac - Team Crusader starts after bowsprit and power issues By Josh Tucker, Long Beach, Calif. USA , 11:57 AM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Team Crusader is gearing up for the Transpac race with their division starting at 1pm Friday. The boat has had a few hurdles to overcome with a broken carbon forestay and damaged bowsprit to replace. ... [more]

Zhik announce sponsorship of 2015 29er World Championships By Liz Rushall, , 11:39 AM Saturday 18 Jul 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Zhik are the new headline sponsor of the 29er World Championships 8-14 August 2915, as well as the UK Nationals and EuroCup taking place from 1 - 6 August at Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy, Pwllheli in North Wales, UK. ... [more]

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